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Steph Curry was dehydrated, lightheaded during Warriors' Game 2 win

Steph Curry was dehydrated, lightheaded during Warriors' Game 2 win

Steph Curry played the entire first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

But the Warriors point guard took just three shots, missing all of them. He finished the quarter with four points, all coming from the free throw line.

When the first quarter ended, Curry went back to the Warriors locker room.

ESPN's Doris Burke reported during the second quarter that Curry wasn't feeling good.

"I feels like it's been a bit of a struggle for Steph all night, a little bit low energy," Burke said on the broadcast. "When he initially came out for warmups, he was fine. At one point, he did go over to Dr. Rick Celebrini, put his hand in front of his mouth and seemed to say to him 'I'm not feeling great.'"

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Curry went on to miss his first six shots of the game and finally made his first shot, a 3-pointer, with 3:51 remaining in the second quarter. He finished the first half with 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting and led the Warriors in on-court time with 20:41.

Even with Curry not feeling his best, the Warriors went on to beat the Raptors 109-104 to even the NBA Finals series at one game apiece.

After the game, Kerr told reporters that Curry was a little dehydrated and lightheaded during the game.

"I think he may have been a little dehydrated and that was the word I got," Kerr said. 

"He just was feeling a little bit lightheaded and went back into the training room and came back and was doing much better. So I'm not exactly sure beyond that."

Curry finished the game with 23 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the field.

Warriors' Steph Curry hyped about his 'plus-minus' as sideline analyst

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Warriors' Steph Curry hyped about his 'plus-minus' as sideline analyst

Numbers don’t lie.

Warriors star Steph Curry joined the NBC Sports Bay Area broadcast of Saturday night’s game, and his presence on air seemed to spark something in his teammates.

Curry got started at the beginning of the third quarter, and the Warriors immediately went on a scoring tear to start the second half. The run was punctuated by an alley-oop finish from Willie Cauley-Stein off the pass from D’Angelo Russell, pushing the Warriors' lead out to eight.

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That’s a heck of a start for Curry in his debut as an “Overpaid Sideline Reporter,” as the team so affectionately listed him at his desk.

Klay Thompson 'winged' his Washington State jersey retirement speech

Klay Thompson 'winged' his Washington State jersey retirement speech

PULLMAN, Wash. -- When Klay Thompson took the microphone for his jersey retirement ceremony at Washington State University, he spoke from the heart. No notecards, no wrinkled piece of paper. Just a smile on his face and the confident words of a man at ease, at home in Pullman.

“Hopefully I’m with the Warriors for the rest of my career, “ Klay exclaimed to a crowd of 10,380 at Beasley Coliseum, the largest crowd for a basketball game in the state of Washington since Klay’s junior year in 2011. “But I will always be a Coug.”

Klay got choked up twice -- when he mentioned his grandpa Jerry, who watched his games “sitting 12 rows up” until his death in 2017, and when he hugged his mother, Julie, after his No. 1 rose to the rafters. 

He’s a natural at public speaking, despite being reluctant to take the mic or be on camera in ordinary circumstances. 

“I winged it,” Klay said about his speech. “I knew Public Speaking 102 would come in handy.” He paused a beat and added, “I hated that class.”

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Check out some of the sights and sounds from Klay’s ceremony.